tissue paper chicks.

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Easter is right around the corner and I had to rush to get our craft on! This is an easy craft that you can put together with your little one in no time. Milo liked doing this project because he got to do just about all of the work, even the cutting.

heres what you need:
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glue
tape
googly eyes
orange pipe cleaner
yellow tissue paper or streamers
feathers

Cut a circle shape to your desired size out of white or yellow paper. Cut your tissue paper into all kinds of shapes and sizes. this is a great step for your child if you have child-scissors because tissue paper is really easy to cut and there is no exact science here. Put some glue all over the circle and have your child place the tissue paper on it until its totally covered. Glue the eyes and nose in place. Glue (and tape for extra support) the feathers to the back of the piece, as wings. Cut your pipe cleaner to four pieces (two longer, two short). bend the short piece around the long piece to make the feet, and affix with glue (and tape!) to the back of the chick.

Display proudly!

Here’s another fun easter craft we worked on last year.

cardboard tree ornaments.

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Milo and I made these christmas tree ornaments out of an old cereal box. Its really easy, and Milo enjoyed this little craft. It was a good project for him because he was able to do just about all of the steps himself. He was super proud of his little trees at the end!

Materials needed:
cereal box
green paint
paint brush
buttons of various sizes
popsicle sticks
glitter
string

I drew triangles on the cereal box and had milo paint right into the box. While the paint was drying we sprinkled some glitter. Glue the buttons and let dry. Once dry, cut out the trees, and glue half a popsicle stick to the back. (I used hot glue for this step)
Punch a hole in the top and insert string. Hang and enjoy!

valentine sun catcher.

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I saw this project on the land of nod blog and thought it would be an easy, fun project to do with milo. And I had just enough contact paper left over to do it. I had a ton of scrap paper already cut up from my card making days, but milo had fun using the hole punch and making little confetti circles to add to the contact paper.
Here’s what we did:

First, cut out scraps of paper – use different sizes, shapes, colors.

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Next, cut out a big heart out of contact paper.

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Peel the back off the contact paper and affix the shapes you just cut on the sticky part. If you use letters, remember to make them read backwards.

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Then you can take the sun catcher and stick it directly on the window, like they did in the original post. I was paranoid if I did this, it wouldn’t come off my windows for some strange reason, so I cut out another heart, the same size, out of contact paper and put it on top of the other one, sealing everything in place. Then I used a hole punch to make a hole and add string to hang it.

334. hand wreath.

I worked with milo on this wreath we made out of his hand. We painted it, glittered it and add sequins. Its proudly hanging in our kitchen now.

324. space ship.

We went to a space themed party for milo’s friend, and we worked on this space ship together. Its now proudly hanging in milo’s room!

297. perler bead ornaments.

 

I saw this on pinterest, and since its been so rainy lately, I thought I’d give it a try with milo. We gathered our metal cookie cutters and put them down on a pan. We filled the cutters with the beads, and baked at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. We punched them out of the cookie cutters…and then…..Meh. I dunno. These didn’t turn out as great as I thought. We made a few others, that aren’t shown because its hard to tell what they are. I think that was the problem…The tree, bell and butterfly were our best ones because they were easy to tell what they are. It passed the time and was fun at least! Milo kept asking when we were going to eat them!

 

257. ewok plushie.

I found this pattern here and made one in no time for milo. Hoping to hang on to this and put it in his christmas stocking but well see if i cave and give it to him earlier. Pretty cute I must say!

254. clothespin stegosaurus


Teamwork!
Milo and I worked on this┬áStegosaurus…and had alot of fun doing so! Milo did a great job on the painting, don’t you think?!

33. monsters.


Tonight milo’s friend and his momma came over and we turned toilet paper tubes into monsters.

I also made some corn soup tonight that was foamy and green. Oops!

16. crayon valentines. part 1.


I saw this post and other posts on pinterest about melting down your old crayons to make multi-colored new ones. Milo has a big bag of random crayons that his grandma gave him, but the problem is we needed a silicone baking pan. I thought maybe I would keep my eye out at the thrift store one of these days and when I found one give this a try. Turns out they had one in the dollar section at target, and a heart shaped one to boot! This was a great project to work on with milo too. We started by peeling all the paper off the crayons. He did this while I sliced the paper open. Then we broke the crayons into small pieces and put them in a bowl. We then took the small pieces and color coated them into the baking pan. you bake it in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it cool completely, remove and let it cool on a rack. It was really easy and worked great. We plan to put turn these into valentines day gifts for the kids at milo’s daycare. Now I got to figure out how to attach these to a little valentine card that I also plan to make. Any suggestions? I thought about hot glue, but I don’t want you to crack the crayon trying to get it off the paper…

We tested one out, but milo didn’t quite understand why I was coloring with it. He kept asking me, ” Can I eat it now?”